This Day in History on 04 May
On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 4th May. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.
- Youth Day (Fiji)
- Youth Day (China)
- Literary Day (Republic of China)
- Restoration of Independence day (Latvia)
- Remembrance of the Dead (Netherlands)
1783: Tipu Sultan was enthroned as the ruler of Mysore after the death of Haider Ali in a simple ceremony at Bednur. He continued the Second Mysore War against the English. He defeated many EnglishGenerals like Brithwhite & Col. Bailey. Tipu Sultan signed the treaty at Mangalore on 11th March 1784 A.D. which was known as the Mangalore treaty.
1959: Nehru rejects proposals that India and Pakistan resolve their differences and set up a common alliance against Communist China.
1980: Coal Mine Worker’s Day established.
1994: Fourth developmental launch of ASLV. 113 kg Stretched Rohini Satellite Series (SROSS-C2) was launched by fourth developmental flight of ASLV-D4 from Sriharikota. This carried two scientific payload, a Gamma Ray Burst (GRB) experiment and a Retarding Potential Analyser (RPA). It is still in service.
1998: India is placed on the US Special 309 watch list.
1799: Tipu Sultan is killed in a battle against 5,000 British soldiers who stormed and razed his capital, Seringapatanam.
1832: Darpan’, a fortnightly magazine started publishing as a weekly.
1854: The first stamp was officially issued from Calcutta where the first modern post office was established.
1932: Many are arrested as Congress agents picket Bombay post offices in celebration of Gandhi Day
1960: Washington, Ike signs wheat pact with India for largest U.S. food sale.
1990: Supreme Court directs Central Government to set up a Tribunal to resolve Cauvery water dispute between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
1992: India and Russia sign a five-year agreement on trade and economic cooperation.
1993: Income Tax exemption limit raised to Rs.30,000; Customs duty on certain drugs reduced.
1993: Santosh Yadav became the first Indian woman to conquer the Everest twice.
Birthday / Anniversary:
1849: Jyotirindranath Tagore, Bengali litterateur and poet, was born.
1923: Mrinal Sen, famous film director, was born.
1935: Dalip Kaur Tiwana, great educationist and writer, was born in Ribbon village, Punjab.
Death / Death Anniversary:
1957: Rai Chaudhary Hemchandra, great historian, passed away.
1989: Ashutosh Mukhopadhyay, famous Bengali litterateur, passed away.